Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Little Bluestem 'Prairie Blues' (Schizachyrium scoparium)
    Grass Family
    Blooms: Bronze-purple, 6+weeks, Aug…
    Leaves: Steel blue, with purple and orange tones developing into fall
    Height: 2-3
    Space: 1-2
    Soil: Average-dry, appreciated poor soil
    Exposure:  Full sun- Part sun
    Fauna: High value plant, host to multiple species of butterflies & moths, food for many insects, seeds for birds and other small animals
    Seeds:  Downy white seeds produced in late fall look great all winter

    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 3-9
    Native Status: NC native, common across the state
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown